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justin13
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From: Richmond, VA, U.S.A.
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posted 10-07-2013 08:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for justin13   Click Here to Email justin13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Coming soon!

Joe Fricano and I have another patch on the way. We're grateful for the warm response our STS-1 crew patch replica received, and we're happy to announce that we're taking on another patch whose most common commercial replica strays too far from its original design- Apollo 13.

Once again, we're working with AB Emblem to produce a limited number of more accurate replica patches. Instead of settling for the most common replica with the three horses rendered in three different colors, we're taking our cue from the vintage crew patches and making all of the horses the same color.

We have not yet settled on the final design, so a production date has not been set. I'd like to promise delivery in time for the holidays, but can't do that just yet. Instead, I'll invite you to watch this thread and Joe's website for updates on this project. If you'd like to reserve a patch, please email Joe at skyforce1@msn.com.

The price for these patches will be $15. Though we're making all of the horses the same color, we are replicating the more detailed shading of the vintage patch, so that actually increases the number of colors used.

Apollo 8
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posted 10-08-2013 05:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a great idea! I was waiting for a good replica of the Apollo 13 crew patch for such a long time...

justin13
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posted 10-29-2013 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for justin13   Click Here to Email justin13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After a month or two of preparations, Joe and I are happy to announce that the final production order for our Apollo 13 replica patch has been placed. I've seen a run-out prototype of the patch, and the design came together really nicely.

As before, you can pre-order through Joe's website.

Special thanks to Chris Spain for assistance with color-matching for this project.

justin13
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posted 11-19-2013 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for justin13   Click Here to Email justin13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB estimates that they'll be shipping these patches to us just before American Thanksgiving, so we should have them in stock by early December.

justin13
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posted 01-14-2014 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for justin13   Click Here to Email justin13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A failed hard drive prevented me from keeping this thread updated, but in case you haven't heard, these patches are now available. Links and contact information were posted at the top of the thread if you're interested.

Here's the final product:

jiffyq58
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posted 01-14-2014 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my two patches in the mail yesterday. They look great! Thanks!

J Blackburn
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posted 01-14-2014 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received mine today. My hat goes off to both Joe and Justin. Great job guys.

GoesTo11
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posted 01-15-2014 09:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got mine yesterday...this is really a beautiful replica.

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